challenges and difficulties
John has difficulty asserting his will and desires directly and openly. He may also suppress his anger and aggressiveness. Developing self-confidence, courage, and faith in himself are important tasks for Byrne.
He is serious by nature, and may have difficulty making small talk or participating in friendly, personal exchanges.
John Byrne tries to be strictly accurate and is critical of people who exaggerate or discuss subjects they really know little about. Byrne withholds his thoughts and opinions until he has thought everything through quite thoroughly, and sometimes John's silence discomforts others.
His mental concentration is very good but his breadth of understanding may not be.
At times John Byrne struggles with nebulous worries, insecurities and fears that may be difficult to pinpoint. Mostly, he may be afraid of getting acquainted with the inner workings of his mind and soul, feeling uneasy with anything irrational or intangible. John Byrne has to work hard to overcome being overly serious regarding the spiritual side of life, especially if his religious upbringing emphasized guilt and retribution. Reorienting himself in the direction of spiritual optimism will do much to lift the cloud of worry that settles over John occasionally.
His ambition and desire for power may be somewhat out of proportion and Byrne can be quite ruthless when faced with potential obstacles and difficulties. John Byrne must learn to control his temper and be willing to compromise.
He is subject to rash decisions and impulsive actions that may have sudden, unexpected consequences and undesirable results. As he lacks the capacity to adapt, John Byrne may encounter considerable tension in his relationships and is likely to have disputes or even violent fights with others.
John Byrne has a desire to break away from tradition and to free himself from restrictive conditions. Somewhat inflexible and rigid, he may suddenly become inhibited before he sets out on his goals, which could be to Byrne's detriment.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which John Byrne instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction John Byrne needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Instinctively he is a fighter and an individualist who can stand alone when necessary. Very often, however, John stands alone when he does not need to, not realizing the support, assistance, and resources others may have to offer. John Byrne has a tendency to "reinvent the wheel" and to feel that he must be self-reliant and that only he can come up with the answers he needs. Implicit in this attitude is a kind of arrogance as well as a rather competitive approach, which - at its worst - can alienate him from others, or make John Byrne feel that "it is me against the world".
Social skills and graces and what John Byrne calls social "games" do not come naturally to him. John Byrne needs to learn how to share and join others, and how to negotiate and resolve conflict with others in a cooperative way.
It is in fostering a personal vision or philosophy of life, whether through religious or philosophical studies, education or the wisdom of distant lands or cultures that John Byrne is most likely to wrestle with these issues. John Byrne needs to cultivate the qualities described above in this endeavor. Long distance communication and involvement with foreigners is likely to be significant to Byrne.
The specific habits which are likely to hold John Byrne back, or which he is prone to overdo, especially during stressful periods, include:
John Byrne's rigid self-control overly restricts his ability to freely express himself or explore possibilities. He is excessively concerned with work, duty and security. He tends to be fearful, judgmental towards himself or others, and can feel alone and cut off from sources of nourishment outside himself. John Byrne should try to learn to relax and recognize that not everything is Byrne's responsibility.
He is somewhat restless and unpredictable by nature, and as a result, others may see John as a little unstable. John Byrne is inclined to involve himself with unusual enterprises and tends to become overly excited in the presence of other people.
He is gay and cheerful in the company of others and happy to be with them. John Byrne is fond of telling jokes and is likely to entertain everyone. His relationships with others tend to be for a common purpose.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Aries
Saturn in 3rd house
Saturn Quincunx Neptune
Saturn Opposition Sun/Pluto
Saturn Conjunct Mars/Uranus
Saturn Conjunct Jupiter/Uranus
N. Node in Libra
N. Node in 9th house
N. Node Opposition Saturn
N. Node Opposition Mars/Uranus
N. Node Opposition Jupiter/Uranus